Girl With Pink Bow

by Frank Weston Benson

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Girl with Pink Bow by Frank Benson

Credit: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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As if the pause button were pressed on life, Frank Benson’s Girl with Pink Bow captures a freeze-frame of his lively daughter Sylvia. Educated at the School of Fine Arts, Boston and then at the Académie Julian in Paris, Benson became a leading American Impressionist and was a member of Ten American Painters, a progressive group of Impressionists. His portraits of children and considered among his best works.